Rains, snowfall in J&Ok and Ladakh; Jammu-Srinagar freeway blocked

As heavy rains lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir, contemporary snow showered components of the Union Territory and Ladakh on Saturday, carry with it the early onset of winter-like circumstances.

Due to the heavy rainfall since Friday evening, together with the present spell of snow, visitors was suspended on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway, the one highway linking Kashmir with the remainder of the nation.

An enormous landslide triggered by rains at Cafeteria Morh near Ramban city resulted within the suspension of visitors, Senior Superintendent of Police (nationwide freeway) Shabir Malik instructed information company PTI. “The incessant rains are hampering the restoration work on the highway. It will take at least five hours to clear the landslide in Cafeteria Morh area after the rain stops,” Malik mentioned.

In the following 24 hours, rainfall is predicted to proceed in components of J&Ok and Ladakh, adopted by a big enchancment in climate circumstances from Sunday afternoon.

Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar receives rainfall. (ANI)

Moderate snowfall was witnessed in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Shopian and Gurez areas of the Valley, whereas Ladakh has been experiencing snow since Friday evening.

Besides the freeway, visitors at Mughal Raoad, a hyperlink connecting the dual districts of Poonch and Rajouri within the Jammu area with south Kashmir’s Shopian district, was additionally suspended on account of average snowfall.

Pahalgam coated in first snow of the season. (ANI)

The highest rainfall was recorded in Banihal in Ramban district, which recorded 47.eight mm, adopted by 33.eight mm in Katra, the bottom camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district. Jammu recorded 12.eight mm of rainfall, and a minimal temperature of 15.1 levels Celsius, 1.6 levels under regular for this a part of the season.

Timely trimming of tree branches by the UT’s Power Development division has resulted in minimal disruption of electrical energy provide.

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